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Re: Thorvics'Blog
« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2014, 05:46:28 am »
Unfortunately, you can't buy XtraColor here in Canada, and I've not seen the White Ensign line around our parts (don't know about Todd's end of the country). Plus of course, Hannants can't ship the paint like they used to either.  However for the moment, you can still get the XtraColor through Airline Hobby Supplies but you have to buy a kit too so the paint can be packed in the box.
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« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2014, 05:21:27 am »
Unfortunately, you can't buy XtraColor here in Canada, and I've not seen the White Ensign line around our parts (don't know about Todd's end of the country). Plus of course, Hannants can't ship the paint like they used to either.  However for the moment, you can still get the XtraColor through Airline Hobby Supplies but you have to buy a kit too so the paint can be packed in the box.

This any use Robert ?

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Not sure if Canada is included in ConUS or not ?  :-\
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« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2014, 05:36:38 am »
Modelling on hold at the moment  :blink:, doing a bit of a clear out and tidy up of my room including replacing my book unit and clearing out the workspaces. Not a fun exercise except for those moments you find something that's been lost or put away which reminds you of a build idea or two, but have to remind myself the goal is a good one to clear the clutter, get stuff organised and give me space back to both build, paint and display models again  :banghead:.

Another plus/minus is in having a sort out and clear out I again find I will need to consolidate my stash again to keep it within manageable means so will likely be posting up another stash clearance in the near future to focus on those thing I do want to build or use as potential parts donor.

Thankfully I do have a clear idea of what I need to build this year for SMW, and those kits and decals are in the stash now and to hand, so once I get re-started I should be a little more organised and will be able to crack on with those builds and maybe allow chance to do a few fun builds too  :thumbsup: as well as Project Cancelled stuff.
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« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2014, 06:00:10 am »

This any use Robert ?

Not sure if Canada is included in ConUS or not ?  :-\

Very useful Geoff, thanks  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2014, 07:05:30 am »
Modelling on hold at the moment  :blink:, doing a bit of a clear out and tidy up of my room including replacing my book unit and clearing out the workspaces.

Will be doing my annual sort shortly as well
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« Reply #50 on: March 12, 2014, 01:05:15 am »
Well that's been a frustrating week, spent last week cleaning up and moving junk out of the way to allow for a house guest of my fathers for a long weekend, ended up putting a lot of stuff in the loft or packing up my boxes of tools, paints, etc. into a corner of my room on the assumption that whilst they chatted downstairs I could get on and get the loft tided away, the remaining stuff put up there and get the tools sorted out and room cleared up ready to get building again. Instead its late dinners and early nights leaving me stuck in the room watching DVD's or surfing the web as not viable to get stuff cleared away because of the bumping and banging.
Talk about frustrating, builds sat on the shelf in their boxes taunting me to finish them, research material and scaled up drawings on the book cases to inspire me and the work bench out of bounds !!! :banghead:.

On the good news I did get the Alley-cat Lightning conversion for the new Airfix F-2a to convert it into either an F-1 or F-3 which is rather tasty, and I took advantage of Colin's Freightdog weekend discount to order the new Terma pod for the Harrier GR9 and a couple of P-12 conversions to restock on Red Deans for a project I intend to retry again later in the year (got to get my backlog of FAA and a couple of PC builds done first before the distraction & mess of a new kit-bash scratch-build) :blink:
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« Reply #51 on: March 12, 2014, 10:59:41 am »
I feel for ya Geoff......felt the same way during the Christmas break. All this stuff packed up and taunting you !

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« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2014, 01:04:36 am »
Well another week and no modelling again, although I can now happily say I have made it to cleared work surfaces, which is something not seen in many a year (ask martin !). Still some stuff to get away that's boxed up at the ends of the benches and a couple of shelves I should really clear as they are just holding stash not earmarked for current use.

This clearing up lark is getting serious now as just ordered some folders to organise and store my decal sheets as they have spread from their original storage tin into another box and quite a few some of which are part used are still in the boxes that the now completed model came in.

One thing I have remembered to do in this sorting out is to keep my current builds and planned builds to hand, so the incentive is still there and acting as a impetus to get the job done forcing me to get the space cleared before I can get stuck into them again.

So still got a couple of FAA Phantoms to assemble and paint, a Buccaneer S1 to complete assembly ready for priming, a pair of long delayed TSR2 and I have plans to redo another of my signature builds following fresh data I got a few years ago which can be put to good use. So quite a few to keep my going, plus a couple of recent purchases that will be OOB builds in new schemes to become a Whiffed pair  as in the mood for them  :thumbsup:.

Looks like I will miss the Shropshire Model Show at RAF Cosford Museum this Sunday, but at least it will give me a chance to finish off the room purge and I suppose I don't really want to go too mad on adding to the stash until I have got the rest of it safely stashed away or in build  :banghead:
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« Reply #53 on: April 02, 2014, 11:25:39 am »
3-ring binders with the plastic inserts are a great way to store decals.

This 'clearing lark' seems to be all the rage right now eh ? Must be the weather

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« Reply #54 on: April 02, 2014, 12:05:40 pm »

This 'clearing lark' seems to be all the rage right now eh ? Must be the weather

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That is definitely NOT catching on here!  :rolleyes:



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« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2014, 12:08:31 pm »

This 'clearing lark' seems to be all the rage right now eh ? Must be the weather

 :thumbsup: :tornado: :wub: :cheers:

That is definitely NOT catching on here!  :rolleyes:




I agree Jim, however I have done some "de-cluttering" so I can actually see the modelling table!   :blink:

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« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2014, 12:21:52 pm »
Nah! Not worth it Alistair.  :wacko:
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« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2014, 05:51:40 am »
Slight setback last night, a couple of the smaller shelves I had stacked some books, mags and boxes on, pulled free from the plaster it had been bedded into for the last 20 years, pushed down the shelf below it and dropped both shelf loads over the cleared work top and floor with the collapsed shelved resting on the stash boxes that stacked beneath them.

So last night was spent clearing the damage, going to B&Q DIY store for new brackets, wall plugs etc. and filling in the gapping holes in the wall.  Tonight will be 1:1 scale PSR on the wall and getting the new brackets on  :banghead:
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« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2014, 06:56:51 am »
Booger that mate ! At least the work top was clear
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« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2014, 12:09:16 pm »
Ouch....sounds like a good thing you cleaned up the bench before they fell ! And no 'collateral damage' to the stash ?

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